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Bridging the Gap…

The Knightly Trust helps schools and virtual schools fill the increasing variety of teaching, teaching assistant staffing and cover roles specific to vulnerable children and children with special educational needs. We provide the specialists to support these children and keep pace with the demands of a rapidly changing environment…

  • Specialist teachers and support assistants for vulnerable pupils and SEN in a mainstream setting
  • Staffing for one-to-one tuition and intervention
  • The full range of teaching and classroom assistants
  • Daily and long-term supply cover
  • Permanent staff, including a fully managed permanent recruitment service 

Please email us for our latest policy documents and terms and conditions for schools

Range of Staff…

The Knightly Trust has a successful history of working with vulnerable children and children with special educational needs. We work in partnership with schools to help them find the teaching and support staff they need to succeed.

We provide teachers and support workers with the experience to work effectively in mainstream schools. Additionally, we recruit individuals with transferrable skills drawn from youth work, care work and beyond enabling us to provide you with a wider range of staff than any other agency.

We provide Teachers and Support Workers equipped with the skills and experience to cover roles in ASD schools, Pupil Referral Units and alternative provision.

Additionally we are able to provide effective staffing for any role within your school including:

  • Teachers & Support Workers
  • Subject co-ordinators & heads of units
  • Education caseworkers & Behaviour specialists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Community based / Outreach Learning Support & 1-to-1 tutors

Special schools

We understand that special schools need continuity of staffing. That’s why we work to create a pool of teachers and support workers who have the skills you need (and where appropriate, extra training or school induction) and make sure that they are available when you need them.

Through pre-booking and ring-fencing of staff The Knightly Trust has successfully managed to provide staff for schools which demand continuity as a pre-requisite of using an agency.

Training & Partnerships

We have developed a range of SEN focused workshops for our teachers and support workers which are delivered by our consultants.

We have developed training in partnership with nationally recognised organisations such as NAS and increased the number of people interested in working with special schools through our training workshops.

Most importantly we have worked in partnership with special schools to train staff to meet their particular requirements.

Knowledge & Experience

Our dedicated SEN consultants are the people who make all of this happen. We expect all of our SEN consultants to volunteer within a special school at least once a term to gain first-hand experience of the environment and be able to understand the kind or candidate required to work effectively for you.

Safeguarding & Quality

The Knightly Trust are fully committed to the DfE statutory guidance for schools ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (July 2015)

All of our workers undergo a comprehensive checking and vetting service to ensure safeguarding standards are met and to minimise risk to your pupils

Setting the Standard…

All our teachers, teaching assistants, cover supervisors and Non – academic based staff are registered and are of the highest standard. All of our Teachers and other school based staff carry Identification cards at all times.

  • Have in depth face-to-face interviews with all of our Teachers
  • Only accept original certificates confirming Q.T.S and qualifications & skills tests
  • Check references both verbally and in writing
  • Insist on original proof of Address
  • Carry out DBS Enhanced Disclosure
  • Only accept original documentation for identification, i.e.: Passport, Driving Licence, Birth Certificate
  • Medical Questionnaire completion.
  • Validate overseas Qualifications, Visa etc.
  • The same policy applies for our TAs, Cover Supervisors and Non – Classroom based staff
If we are not fully satisfied with any of the above points, we do not accept that person onto our register.

We offer an out of hours service and are available to speak to personally from 6.00am to 11.00pm daily. If we can be of assistance with your need for supply for Emergency Morning Cover, Short / Long Term or even Permanent, please call us: 0203 565 4356 (available 7 days per week)

To find out more about how The Knightly Trust Agency can help your school or Local Authority, please contact: lucy@theknightlytrust.org